We stayed 3 nights at Marys lovely b and b. The fact it was a working dairy farm encouraged us to stay there and check life on the farm. Rooms were very comfortable, well appointed and breakfast magnificent. Mary was incredibly obliging and helpful with advise and suggestions on where to go and what to see. We throughly recommend Balindrun Farm.
Our host Mary was amazing ... very friendly, efficient, constantly in motion, with just the right amount of attention without being intrusive. We arrived in the early evening and were quickly settled in and offered a pot of tea which came with scones fresh out of the oven. Room was not overly spacious for a family of 4 but bathroom was quite nice, and the common areas on the first floor plus the lovely farm all around mean you won't spend much time in your room. Quiet, comfortable beds. The heifers and the chickens were obviously used to being fed and would approach people near the fences. Wonderful breakfast with buffet items and made to order hot items from a menu. Good overall value for the money.
What a peaceful place to stay ! Mary was a wonderful hostess and was very welcoming to our family ! Her cooking was delicious and her home is very beautiful with spacious rooms. We would absolutely stay here again and recommend our friends as well. Thank you Mary !
Having used a number of similar places during our stay paid slightly more than equivalent other accommodation in Ireland.This was reflected in the overall experience. Made us feel at home Friendly staff( Mary ) very helpful Tea and scones on arrival . Facilities good,bed room well appointed. The locations nice and quiet, a short drive Taxi ride into nearby Athy for food and drink. The Breakfast was excellent plenty of choice , the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs was superb.
Home away from home. Thoroughly enjoyed staying here for 6 days - work trip. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you could possibly think of, even welcoming coffee and tea with milk. The 2 bedrooms have TV's, TV in the living room has satellite channels, WiFi is good so was able to work. The main bedroom has an en-suite. Loved the open fire in the living room! Washing machine, dryer, fridge, freezer, dishwasher - this lovely little place has everything! Mary made a lovely breakfast... fresh farm eggs, home made bread and marmalade / jam, fresh fruit salad with no sugars, cereal, cooked breakfast - this is excellent value for money if there are 2 or more people. Woke up to sun blazing and the sound of birds singing - so many wild birds, robins, chaffinch,…